Adoption can’t be finalized until after marathon of post-placement visits and termination of parental rights. Here’s what to expect before, during, and after the hearing.
An adoption attorney explains the legal steps surrounding your child's birth when you adopt domestically.
A legal guide to open adoptions and open-adoption agreements.
My insurance company is refusing to cover medical expenses for my new child. Help!
We’ve been selected by a birth mom who is due in two months. Our attorney advised us to draw up a contact agreement prior to the birth. What should we include?
I assumed I'd be offered the same leave and benefits as moms who give birth. When I wasn't, here's how I negotiated with my employer.
All about the Federal Family Medical and Leave Act: Who is eligible, what protections are provided, and how you can secure your leave.
For working people who want to adopt, the need to take time off without pay may put adoption beyond your financial means.
The information you need to know, and how to track it down.
"I'm thinking about making a will. How do I choose a guardian for my child? What should I consider?"
Answers to your parenting questions.
Waiting can be brutal, but there are some benefits. Take it from someone who endured 30 months before she got to hold her son.
In an interstate domestic adoption, it's not always clear-cut which state's laws will apply to the process. An adoption attorney explains how to determine "choice of law."
Adoptive parents who adopted their child internationally from Korea wonder how best to honor her birth name when the name has already been legally changed.
Special rules may apply if a child you're adopting has any Native American or Alaskan Native heritage. Here's what prospective parents need to know about the Indian Child Welfare Act, and what steps to take if ICWA applies.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has raised the maximum adoption tax credit 2015 to $13,400, to account for inflation.
The Child-Parent Security Act addresses the legal rights of families formed in non-traditional ways, and through compensated surrogacy.
Several states have proposed legislation that would grant adoptee rights to access their original birth certificates and other records in 2015.
What costs should you be prepared for in a domestic adoption? Our legal expert explains.
Vietnam’s Ministry of Justice’s Department of Adoptions updated the criteria for Hague Convention intercountry adoption to the United States.